With Valentine’s Day comes an abundance of chocolate (hopefully)! While these sweet treats are a delight for us, they are not at all good for our furry family members. Chocolate contains caffeine as well as a compound known as theobromine which can cause hyperactivity, increased heart rate, tremors, and even death if ingested in large quantities. Baker’s chocolate or any kind of dark chocolate are the most concerning since these have the highest level of toxicity.
In response to the question that was posted about thyroid diseases, here is a quick review of hypothyroidism in dogs.
Hi Krissy. Thyroid diseases in dogs and cats are pretty different so I think we’ll tackle them separately. Let’s start with the kitties.
Here at Best Friends Pet Care, we are excited to announce that we have been expanding into the veterinary care realm! Our guests have grown to know us as the leader in providing the best pet boarding, grooming, training and doggy day camp, nationwide. But on top of our 41 pet care centers, we are now operating nine veterinary hospitals and growing fast. This means we are now able to provide veterinary and pet care expertise! A total pet care experience for both you and your pet!
Most of us start out the New Year by making resolutions -- like losing weight, saving money, spending more time with the family. As pet owners, we also should be adopting some resolutions that will improve our pets’ health and well-being.
It may be “the most wonderful time of the year,” but it can also be the most dangerous for your pet. Holiday decorations and festive foods can put your pet at risk, so take precautions to prevent holiday mishaps.